Dawn and twilight services held in Labuan World War II Memorial

25 April 2017

LABUAN – Some 30 people from The Borneo Exhibition Group Inc. Perth Western Australia delegates today attended the official Anzac Day Dawn Service that was held at Labuan World War Two Memorial.

The event that was started as early as 5.30am was to commemorate the liberators and locals those fought and killed during the World War Two.

The dawn service was conducted by the Borneo Exhibition Group Inc. Perth led by Ryan Rowland.

Meanwhile, the twilight service was later held at the memorial on 4pm for an informal ceremony dedicated to all the local heroes.

Labuan World War Two Memorial is the final resting place of some 3,908 war heroes from Malaya, Australia, New Zealand, Britain as well as India.

Present to the dawn service were the chairman of Labuan KDCA, Peter Pikul, representative of Tourism Malaysia, Nor Hidayah Mohd. Nor, and the representatives of Tiara Labuan Hotel and Labuan Tour Guide Association.

Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly become known as Anzacs, and the pride they take in that name endures to this day.

In Malaysia, the ceremony also takes place yearly at the Sandakan Memorial Park.

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